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Physics 2301 -- Spring 2018

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*General Information about Physics 2301

Course title:
Physics 2301: Intermediate Mechanics (part 2)
Texts:
Introduction to Classical Mechanics by D. Morin (available as an ebook)
Basic Training in Mathematics by Shankar (first few chapters available as Google preview)
Topics to be covered:

  • Vector Angular Momentum
  • Rigid Body motion
  • Accelerated Frames
  • Relativity
  • Oscillations, including damping, driving and coupling
  • More math methods (linear algebra, complex numbers, Fourier series)
  • and more with Mathematica
    
    
     
    Meeting Schedule:
    Lecture: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11.30am-12.25pm in room Scott Lab E0001
    Small groups: TBA (when scheduled, will replace one of the days above)
    Holidays this term: MLK Day (Mon Jan 15), Spring Break (Mon-Fri, Mar 12-16)
    Grade Weighting:
    Assigned problems [30%]
    Midterm #1 [20%]: Thursday Feb 15 7.30-9.30pm in Smith 1153
    Midterm #2 [20%]: Thursday Mar 29 7.30-9.30pm in Smith 1153
    Final [30%]: Friday Apr 27 12:00pm-1:45pm in Smith 1153
    Instructor:
    Prof. Gregory Kilcup
    office: M2030 Physics Research Building
    email: kilcup.1@osu.edu
    phone: 946-0276
    Office Hours: most afternoons in Smith 1011/1094, especially when homework is due.
    Grad Tutor:
    Mike Lopez (grad student)
    Undergrad Tutors:
    Stephen Gant
    Omar Mansour
    Derek Lust
    Charles Woodrum
    Hani Rannawi
    Lucas Smith
    Shreyas Muralidharan
    Taylor Schaffner
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    *Problem Sets

    Homework is usually due on Tuesday either on paper in the box in SM 1011, or (preferably) by upload of a PDF file to Carmen. Late homework will be accepted for one week after the due date. Everyone gets two unexcused lates, and one free pass. Everyone can earn a second free pass by completing a physics education research survey (details will arrive by email).

    *Handouts and Links

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